Alliance for Community Trees Day
November 19, 2019
Presented by: The Arbor Day Foundation
The trees that make up our communities also inspire us to work together to change our cities and towns for the better. Not only are trees at the heart of our missions, but they keep us connected throughout the year as we learn and grow together, as a network. Together we’re inspiring new tree planters and planting more trees than ever before. Alone, in our communities, we can do so little. But working together, as a network, we can do so much. Knowing that we’re stronger together will allow us to continue raising the awareness of trees as a solution to some of the world’s mos pressing issues. For over 25 years Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) members have planted and cared for trees, changing the landscape of our community habitat. Join us this year at ACT Day to network, learn, and be inspired by members and other industry professionals as we strengthen this network and industry – together.
This meeting offers:
- Peer-to-peer learning opportunities
- Educational sessions
The ACT Day 2019 Corona Tools AwardsThanks to a generous grant from Corona Tools, we’ll be awarding 10 grants to ACT members in attendance at ACT Day in Cleveland. Grants are valued at $1,000 each and will be redeemed for a preselected set of tools. To be considered for funding, please fill out this short application.
$135 for members
$235 for non-members
date November 19, 2019
- 7:00–8:00 a.m. Breakfast
Matt Spitsen, Arbor Day Foundation
USDA Forest Service UCF Programs
Jan Davis, Assistant Director Coop Forestry, USDA Forest Service
The Keys to the City: Turning Local Officials into Tree HuggersJane Goodman, Executive Director, Cuyahoga River Restoration
Growing a Nonprofit. Growing Impact.
Mark Cassini and Matt Shipley, Co-Directors, Community Greening
Steven Shattuck, Chief Engagement Officer, Bloomerang
- 10:30–11:00 a.m. Break
Mentor Exchange Lightning Round:
Greenscape of Jacksonville | Speak for the Trees | Metro Denver Nature Alliance
Carbon+ Credits for City Trees
Mark McPherson, Executive Director, City Forest Credits
11:40 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Forests for Floodplains: Large-Scale Reforestation for Carbon+ Credit Trading
Andreina Alexatos -- Director of Reforestation, TreeFolks
- 12:00–1:15 p.m. Lunch
Mentor Exchange Lightning Round
Smart Trees Pacific | The Park People | Trees Matter | TreeUtah
Urban Tree/Forest Conversations with an Urban Greening Nonprofit - 2006-19
Burney Fischer, Clinical Professor Emeritus of Public and Environmental Affairs, IUB O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
Earth Day 2020: How to Plant Tens of Thousands of Trees with Volunteers in One Week
Claus Eckert, Executive Director, Green Columbus
Michael Dugan, Director of Forestry, Openlands
The Great Oak Count and The OakWell Survey: Comprehensive Surveys of Palo Alto’s Native Oaks
Elise Willis, Community Forestry Manager, Canopy
- 2:45–3:15 p.m. Break
- 3:15–4:30 p.m. Panel: Equity, Diversity and Workforce Development
- 4:30–5:00 p.m. Special Event
- 5:00–5:10 p.m. Closing Thoughts
- 5:10–6:10 p.m. Social Hour & Awards
The 2016 Partners in Community Forestry Conference is the premiere annual urban and community forestry networking event. This unique conference promises to engage partnerships among the diverse professionals and volunteers that play a collaborative role in the management of our nation’s community forests. Join this growing conference and take advantage of an outstanding marketing opportunity by becoming a sponsor of the 2016 Partners in Community Forestry Conference.
Sponsorship will allow you to reach out to the attendees who represent the various groups that work together to build healthier, livable communities which has historically included urban foresters, planners, city arborists, utility arborists, landscape architects, nonprofit organizations and many more.